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Officer who murdered Donovan Lewis in Columbus was already terminated.

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The Columbus Division of Police released the employee records of an officer who killed an unarmed melanin man. The records showed that the officer had been fired and then hired back.  Officer Ricky Anderson's record was released three days after the funeral of Donovan Lewis, 20, whom he fatally shot. In Anderson's most recent performance assessments from 2020 and 2019, his superiors said that he surpassed expectations in practically every area. These included communication, reliability, understanding of the work, problem-solving, and officer safety. In addition, Supervising Sgt. Steve Redding observed that the 30-year veteran of the police "often volunteers for additional SWAT operations." "Pfc. Anderson is always aware of his surroundings for his own safety and the safety of others, even when things are hard or stressful," Redding wrote.  Nonetheless, the 2019 assessment also recognised a problem in the topic of work knowledge, stating that Anderson "t